Fall Processing Internship (EH), John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston MA

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a full or part time processing internship position in our Archives Processing and Digitization Unit. Interns will participate in projects under the direction of professional archivists. Students have the opportunity to gain career-relevant archival experience in a Presidential Library while contributing to the work of the institution.


After orientation with institutional processing procedures, and under close supervision, the intern will have the opportunity to arrange, describe, re-house, and preserve archival materials within the Library's collections. Interns will be expected to work both independently as well as in teams with other graduate-level interns. In addition, interns may expect to learn about the Library's new digital archives initiative.


The intern selected for this particular position will work with the Ernest Hemingway Collection of literary manuscripts, correspondence, and related material. He or she will help revise the finding aid to the collection and prepare the data for conversion into EAD. This project requires attention to detail and careful handling of fragile documents.


Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in archival studies or public history. Previous experience processing archival materials is preferred. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $1,400 (full time, 5 days/week) or $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. This is a fall semester internship that starts September 15th and ends December 14th; renewals for the spring semester (December 15-May 14) are possible.


For more information about the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, please visit our website at:  http://www.jfklibrary.org/ .


To apply, please submit a current resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and letter of recommendation by August 2, 2013 via email to Christina Fitzpatrick at christina.fitzpatrick@nara.gov, or send it to:


John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Archives Processing and Digitization Unit

Columbia Point

Boston, MA 02125

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